Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Basingstoke car park attack: Elderly man 'punched several times'

Brighton Hill Retail Park in Basingstoke Image copyright Google
Image caption A man in his early 20s jumped in front of the victim's vehicle before the attack

Police are trying to trace an elderly man who was seen being "punched several times" through his open car window.

A man in his early 20s jumped in front of the victim's small, black, four-door car before the attack at Brighton Hill Retail Park in Basingstoke on Friday.

Hampshire Constabulary said the offender was with another man outside Harvey's Furniture store when the attack happened at about 14:50 GMT.

The force said it was appealing to the victim to come forward.

The offender was described as having short, dark hair and was wearing jeans and a jacket.